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Spain's 'indignados' set for 1st anniversary protests

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Spain's 'indignados' set for 1st anniversary protests

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Spain’s ‘indignados’, the anti-austerity protest movement that inspired the global ‘Occupy’ movement, are gearing up for four days of protests to mark the campaign’s first anniversary

Thousands of people descended on the capital Madrid on Saturday. Twelve month’s on, they’ve got even more to be angry about.

Unemployment in Spain has reached nearly 25 percent with more than half of young people out of work. At least 30 billion euros in cuts were ordered so far this year.

More than 3000 police officers have been deployed. The government’s given protesters a deadline of late Saturday evening to finish their rally at Puerta del Sol. Organisers say they plan to stay on despite restrictions on when and for how long they can gather.